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Viewers call out Shakti for revealing lead female character to be a eunuch

After running on our telly sets for about two months, the show finally made the big reveal and the reactions are mixed.

tv Updated: Aug 04, 2016 15:48 IST
HT Correspondent
After running on our telly sets for about  two months, the show finally made the big reveal and the reactions are mixed.
After running on our telly sets for about two months, the show finally made the big reveal and the reactions are mixed. (Colors)

After building up to it for months, Colors finally revealed the secret behind Soumya’s identity from their TV serial Shakti. She is a eunuch. While a lot of viewers are lauding the show’s ‘brave’ step into the unexplored territory of addressing the transgender community’s issues, many are also calling them out for the sheer lack of logic behind the premise.

In the popular TV soap, Rubina Dilaik plays a nervous woman, Soumya, who is also married to Vivian Dsena’s character, Harman. Since the day she was born, her mother kept her eternally tied to herself, on a leash of sorts, to save her from a sinister-looking figure who wanted to capture her. Soumya was not allowed to step out of the house or even get an education.

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Now, after running on our telly sets for about two months, the show finally made the big reveal and the reactions are mixed.

First, take a look at all the appreciation it is getting on Twitter and Facebook:

And then we have some who are not so happy:

This Twitter user who is rightly miffed that the show didn’t recruit a transgender person for the role:

This Facebook user tried to explain the loopholes. See if it works for you:

Shakti is currently a big jumble of confusions and questions. How could she be a eunuch and not know about it all these years? How could she have such feminine features if she is indeed a eunuch? Guess we will have to wait a few more episodes until our questions are answered.

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